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Family Friendly Hotels in Downtown Austin

Take the Family on an Austin Getaway

little girl eating lunch and smiling

With so many great family-friendly activities near our Austin hotels, it’s easy to see why kids love coming here. The weather is perfect for spending time outdoors, and you’ll also discover an endless array of indoor attractions.

Explore the Outdoors!

  1. Austin Nature & Science Center
    • Location – 301 Nature Center Dr. (2.8 miles)
    • Kids can learn about local wildlife, dig for fossils in the Dino Pit, and hike the preserve. The center also features indoor exhibits, other family adventure activities, and more.
  2. Barton Springs Pool
    • Location – Barton Springs Road (2.5 miles)
    • Kids can enjoy a refreshing dip in Austin’s legendary watering hole. This quarter-mile long swimming pool stays at 70-degrees, year-round.
  3. Zilker Metropolitan Park
    • Location – 2100 Barton Springs Road (2.3 miles)
    • With 350-acres of urban greenspace, the park features attractions such as a botanical garden and Lady Bird Lake. Rent a kayak, paddle board, or canoe and spend an afternoon on the water.
    • There’s also a lovely trail, perfect for walking, jogging, hiking, and biking.
  4. Boggy Creek Farm
    • Location – 3414 Lyons Rd. (3 miles)
    • Visitors are welcome to walk around the farm, visit the chickens, and peruse the farm stand.
    • Guided tours are also available.

 Top Museums and Entertainment Attractions

  1. The Thinkery
    • Location – 1830 Simond Ave.
    • Austin’s Children’s Museum with Kitchen Labs, Workshops, playgrounds & more that let your children learn & play
  2. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
    • Location – 1800 N. Congress Ave. (1.3 miles)
    • Interactive exhibits offer tons of fun for all ages like Texas history galleries, art exhibitions, electronic gaming history and much more!
  3. Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre
    • 207 W. 18th St. (1.5 miles)
    • Productions are geared towards children. Past performances include Robin Hood vs. the Potter, The Comedy of Errors, Bunnicula, and many more.
  4. Millennium Youth and Entertainment Complex
    • Location – 1156 Hargrave St. (2.3 miles)
    • This all-in-one complex features a movie theatre, bowling alley, indoor-roller-skating rink, arcade, and food court providing fun for the young and young at heart.

Throughout the year, there are also tons of fun, family-friendly events happening near out downtown Austin, TX, hotels. For more information, please visit: http://www.downtownaustin.com/events

Enjoy Amenities for The Whole Family

Our downtown Austin hotels also offer a Kids Eat Free Package which includes:

  • One free kid’s menu entrée with each adult purchase
  • Free WiFi

Our extended-stay Residence Inn hotel is perfect for families with little ones featuring:

  • Fully-Furnished Kitchens plus a grocery delivery service for convenient meal-time preparation (for a fee)
  • Spacious Accommodations to stretch out and feel at home with separate living/dining areas.
  • Convenient Onsite Amenities including laundry facility, fitness center, indoor pool, Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant, Starbucks, & more!